Category: Global Learning Across the Curriculum

Strengthening Academic Learning through United Nations Activities

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 10

This poster will share ideas and tips on how to engage student groups on campus. Additionally, learn how to engage through the United Nations Department of Public Information conference, internships, and working with NGOs.

Samantha Lu

Director, Office of International Services
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Samantha Lu is the Director of the Office of International Services at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working in the field of international education for 20 years. She is an active member of NAFSA, serving in many roles both at regional and national levels. Samantha was an NAFSA Academy mentor class I. She is also the lead trainer for NAFSA certification educational programs. She has presented and facilitated numerous sessions and workshops at the AIEA and NAFSA. She served on the Annual Conference Planning committee and is the Past-Chair for the International Student and Scholar Services Knowledge Community (KCISSS). She has served as the Region X and Bi-region Conference Chair and is a NAFSA Trainer Crops trainer serving as the J-1 for Beginners curriculum Dean. Currently, she is also the Region X Chair-elect. In addition to NAFSA, she also serves as a NAFSA United Nations rep. and serving on the UN/DPI NGO Executive Committee.

Kelly J. Roberts

Assistant Director, University SEVIS Coordinator
Fordham University
New York, NY

Kelly Roberts is assistant director of the Office for International Services at Fordham University and also serves as NAFSA's main representative at the United Nations. She presents often about promoting partnerships with the United Nations through youth engagement and currently serves as chair of the youth subcommittee for the NGO/ UN Department of Public Information (DPI) Executive Committee Board. Previously, she was nominated and served as co-chair of the youth subcommittee of the conference planning committee for annual UN DPI NGO conferences in France, Mexico City, Australia, and Germany. Kelly previously presented at various NAFSA regional and national sessions pertaining to how universities can become associated with the UN, get involved with various UN initiatives, and how youth can help serve as international NGO youth representatives at the UN. She received her MS in adult education and human resource management from Fordham University.